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Clouds over the College of Nursing building Monday at 1240 Normal Road. The NIU board of
trustees approved a lease-to-purchase agreement with the DeKalb CUSD 428 Tuesday for the
building and 9.1 acre property. (Christian Quevedo | Northern Star)

Board of Trustees approves sale of nursing building

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | April 4, 2023

Editor's note: This piece has been corrected to reflect that Eric Wasowicz retained his position as the chair of the Board of Trustees and Montel Gayles as board member. The building of the new nursing building will also not be completed by Fall 2023. DeKALB...

An automated machine that separates out wastewater samples for the NIU Covid-19 surveillance lab to test for traces of the virus. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Wastewater screening indicates campus COVID-19 levels

By Bridgette Fox, Written Managing Editor | January 26, 2023

DeKALB – Although students are no longer required by NIU to screen for COVID-19, wastewater screening shows how much of the virus is present at different residence halls – which is a tool for students trying to stay healthy. Barrie Bode, professor...

Huskies to be available for petting outside Stevenson Hall

By Northern Star staff | September 30, 2015

Students will have the chance to spend time with huskies today outside of Stevenson Hall.Sigma NU will hold Pet the Huskies, an event in which students will be able to interact with huskies from Raven’s Husky Haven and Rescue, 27779 Five Points Road...

Autopsy results for student who fell from Stevenson tower to be released Tuesday

By Northern Star staff | September 29, 2015

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday for a student who died after falling from a Stevenson tower.Oluwarotimi Okedina fell from the 11th floor of a tower at Stevenson Hall on Friday. He later died from his injuries at Kishwaukee Hospital, according to a...

VP saddened by student death

By Northern Star staff | September 28, 2015

A student was pronounced dead after having fallen from the 11th floor of a tower at Stevenson Hall on Saturday.The student was transported to Kishwaukee Hospital, where the student passed away, according to an email from Eric Weldy, vice president of...

Freshman kinesiology major Kenyona Bailey (left) and Jason Warrior, Dramatic Studios founder, practice an improvisational scene during Dramatic Studios auditions Saturday in Stevenson Hall’s Sunset Room.

Dramatic Studios finds NIU talents

By Alexis Malapitan | August 31, 2015

Freshman kinesiology major Kenyona Bailey (left) and Jason Warrior, Dramatic Studios founder, practice an improvisational scene during Dramatic Studios auditions Saturday in Stevenson Hall’s Sunset Room.

Dog Pound Deli reopens at Stevenson

By Jon Lindley | October 14, 2014

The Dog Pound Deli celebrated its grand re-opening in Stevenson Hall while its manager hopes to take the brand campuswide.The Tuesday grand reopening featured free cookies and drinks, along with a raffle and photo shoot with Victor E. Huskie. The Dog...

5 ways to replace Douglas

By Anthony Szudarski | March 31, 2014

What does NIU need now that a beloved residence hall is slated for demolition?As a former resident of Douglas Hall, I’ve thought of a few ideas that might be more beneficial to the campus than the plan of extending Lucinda Avenue.No. 1: A Giant Huskie...

Learn skills from month of writing

By Gina Lorusso | November 5, 2013

For all you avid writers out there, or for those of you who just enjoy writing, November is more than Thanksgiving and football.It’s National Novel Writing Month, and it’s a big deal for the many students with a passion for writing.Whether writing...

More buses needed for winter

By Gina Lorusso | October 29, 2013

More students are hopping on the 2R and 2L buses to make their voyage smoother as the weather gets colder.It already seems like every bus going past the residence halls is full at the first stop at Stevenson Hall, making it a struggle for other students...

Will Rhode, freshman computer and design tech major, eats a
slice of pizza at the Huskie Bash at Huskie Stadium on Thursday
afternoon.

Welcome days ahead at NIU

By Matthew Frierdich | August 21, 2011

DeKALB | Even with the beginning of a new school year, some things never change. The image of confused freshmen carrying boxes followed by crying parents can be seen every fall. In order for new students to feel more comfortable acclimating to their school,...